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by Guest Post | on Jan 29, 2018

The Importance of New Member Orientations

There’s an old adage that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. It’s also critical to orienting – and organizing – new members into the union. “...

by Brian Young | on Jan 10, 2018

New Pseudo Union has no Bargaining Rights

For the last 6 years, the Fight for $15 movement has been leading the fight to raise the minimum wage and organize low wage workers. While the movement has gotten minimum wage increases in a number...

by Tony Spina | on Dec 07, 2017

Another Organizing Victory for CWA 1109 Brooklyn

In an NLRB-supervised election, Aclara installers in the 10 counties throughout New York and New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to join CWA Local 1109. There are 160 workers at three locations –...

by Brian Young | on Nov 29, 2017

1/3 of Jobs will be Lost to Automation

We have all heard about job loss due to automation. Across the mid-west, factories are looking more and more like a sci-fi movie with robots doing all of the work. UCOMM has also reported how...

by Guest Post | on Nov 15, 2017

IBEW Grows Clean Energy Sector In New York

On land and on sea, wind power is coming into its own and the IBEW aims to be a key part of this growth industry in renewable energy.

by Guest Post | on Nov 08, 2017

80% of Workers Will Enjoy 4 Days of Thanksgiving Weekend

Bloomberg Law's annual Thanksgiving Holiday Practices Survey discovered that a preponderance of U.S. workers will have a long weekend over the upcoming holiday, with nearly four in five (78...

by Guest Post | on Oct 25, 2017

Want Health Insurance? Join a Union

Union membership has traditionally provided working families improved health insurance coverage. A recently-released report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that might be truer ever, even in...

by Workers Indepen... | on Oct 23, 2017

Teachers on Strike in California

Calaveras California teachers are on strike. Late night talks failed to reach an agreement on a new labor contract for the teachers, who are affiliated with the California Teachers Association and...

by Guest Post | on Oct 16, 2017

Saving Your Union

Over the last few months, UCOMM has been reporting about the dangers of a court case named Janus v. AFSCME. This case would bring Right-to-Work for public employees to every state. With that prospect...

by Guest Post | on Oct 10, 2017

Encouraging Women to Enter the Trades

The gender pay gap is shrinking, but it’s happening at a glacially slow pace. One place where it’s smaller than average though, is the unionized trades. And collaborations like that...